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Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine, USA

"Brunswick, a post-village in Brunswick township, Cumberland co., Me., is on the right bank of the Androscoggin River, at the head of navigation, 29 miles N.E. of Portland, 9 miles W. of Bath, and about 6 miles N. of Casco Bay. It is on the Maine Central Railroad, at the junction of the Bath Branch, and also of the Farmington Branch which connects it with Lewiston and Farmington. A bridge across the river connects it with Topsham. The falls or rapids of the river here afford abundant water-power. Brunswick has 3 national banks, 2 savings-banks, a cotton mill, a paper-mill, and several other mills and factories. One weekly newspaper is published here. This is the site of Bowdoin College (Congregational), which was founded in 1798 and has 15 resident professors and a library of 35,000 volumes. The Maine Medical School is affiliated to this college. The township contains 9 churches. Pop. of the village about 3000; of the township in 1890, 6012."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • News 1700's - A Baby's Adventure
    In the year 1819,died in the town of Greene, Me., an old man named Thomas, who had a thrilling wolf-story of his own to tell, though the experience...Read MORE...


  • 1753 - Dam built between Brunswick and Topsham
    The first dam between Brunswick and Topsham was completed about 1753, as the area had a growth spurt. Though only about 19 houses existed in 1742, by ...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    BRUNSWICK, a township of Cumberland, co., in the state of Maine, 80 m. SW of Augusta, and 7 m. W of Bath, on the S side of the Adroscoggin, opposite...Read MORE...


  • 1863 - Civil War Hero
    Brunswick native, Joshua Chamberlain successfully defended Little Round Top against confederate troops at the Battle of Gettysburg in the Civil War....Read MORE...


  • 1886 - Brunswick
    Brunswick is the most easterly town of Cumberland. County. On the south it Is bounded by bodies of water connected with Casco Bay. On this side lies...Read MORE...


  • 1889 - Brunswick
    BRUNSWICK is an ideal town in New England, alike charming for its natural beauty and its quiet air of refinement. A subtle aroma of culture seems to...Read MORE...


  • News 1907 - AWFUL EXPLOSION KILLS TWO AND INJURES MANY. PRETTY LITTLE RAILROAD STATION IN BRUNSWICK WRECKED BY BOILER EXPLOSION.
    The handsome little station of the Maine Central railroad at Brunswick, was badly demolished at midnight Saturday by an explosion, caused by the...Read MORE...


  • Brunswick, Maine, USA
    Walker Art Building, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me.
  • Brunswick, Maine, USA
    Whitmore House, Brunswick, Me.
  • 1916
    Brunswick, a post-village of Brunswick township (town), Cumberland co., Me., is on the right bank of the Androscoggin River, at the head of...Read MORE...


  • Brunswick, Maine, USA
    Merrymeeting Park Casino
  • 1994 - Independent Governor
    Brunswick resident Angus King becomes only the second popularly elected independent governor in United States history.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/state-history-timeline/ maine.html



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Walker Art Building, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me.

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Whitmore House, Brunswick, Me.

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  • News  1700's - A Baby's Adventure
    In the year 1819,died in the town of Greene, Me., an old man named Thomas, who had a thrilling wolf-story of his own to tell, though the experience... Read MORE...

  • 1753 - Dam built between Brunswick and Topsham
    The first dam between Brunswick and Topsham was completed about 1753, as the area had a growth spurt. Though only about 19 houses existed in 1742, by ... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    BRUNSWICK, a township of Cumberland, co., in the state of Maine, 80 m. SW of Augusta, and 7 m. W of Bath, on the S side of the Adroscoggin, opposite... Read MORE...

  • 1863 - Civil War Hero
    Brunswick native, Joshua Chamberlain successfully defended Little Round Top against confederate troops at the Battle of Gettysburg in the Civil War.... Read MORE...

  • 1886 - Brunswick
    Brunswick is the most easterly town of Cumberland. County. On the south it Is bounded by bodies of water connected with Casco Bay. On this side lies... Read MORE...

  • 1889 - Brunswick
    BRUNSWICK is an ideal town in New England, alike charming for its natural beauty and its quiet air of refinement. A subtle aroma of culture seems to... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - AWFUL EXPLOSION KILLS TWO AND INJURES MANY. PRETTY LITTLE RAILROAD STATION IN BRUNSWICK WRECKED BY BOILER EXPLOSION.
    The handsome little station of the Maine Central railroad at Brunswick, was badly demolished at midnight Saturday by an explosion, caused by the... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Brunswick, a post-village of Brunswick township (town), Cumberland co., Me., is on the right bank of the Androscoggin River, at the head of... Read MORE...

  • 1994 - Independent Governor
    Brunswick resident Angus King becomes only the second popularly elected independent governor in United States history.
    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/state-history-timeline/ maine.html

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